Elizabeth Gilbert - City of Girls (2nd Hand Hardback)
A Book of the Year - Daily Telegraph, Washington Post, Independent, Red and Good Housekeeping.
It is the summer of 1940.
Nineteen-year-old Vivian Morris arrives in New York with her suitcase and sewing machine, exiled by her despairing parents. Although her quicksilver talents with a needle and commitment to mastering the perfect hair roll have been deemed insufficient for her to pass into her sophomore year of Vassar, she soon finds gainful employment as the self-appointed seamstress at the Lily Playhouse, her unconventional Aunt Peg's charmingly disreputable Manhattan revue theatre. There, Vivian quickly becomes the toast of the showgirls, transforming the trash and tinsel only fit for the cheap seats into creations for goddesses.
Exile in New York is no exile at all: here in this strange wartime city of girls, Vivian and her girlfriends mean to drink the heady highball of life itself to the last drop. And when the legendary English actress Edna Watson comes to the Lily to star in the company's most ambitious show ever, Vivian is entranced by the magic that follows in her wake. But there are hard lessons to be learned, and bitterly regrettable mistakes to be made. Vivian learns that to live the life she wants, she must live many lives, ceaselessly and ingeniously making them new.
- Format : Thick 2nd Hand Hardback with Dust Jacket
- Condition : Very Good (Almost As New)
- Category : Fiction - Women's Fiction
- Published : 2019 (Bloomsbury - 1st UK Edition, 1st Printing)
- ISBN : 9781408867044
- SKU : B002460
- PPC : SP700gm
- RRP : £16.99 (Unclipped)
- Quantity Available : 1 only.
"Revelling unabashedly in hedonism and excess, the characters in City of Girls are bursting with life and vigour. Vivian is seamstress to the showgirls of a revue bar in 1940s Manhattan, throwing herself in to the glamour of her new life with wild abandon. But there are dangerous choices to make and different identities to craft if she wants to survive in wartime New York." - Waterstones.
"City of Girls is a coming-of-age story across one woman’s lifespan filled with delight and grief, to make a wonderous and deeply emotional read." - Waterstones Review.
'A glorious, multi-layered celebration of womanhood.' - The Guardian.
'Wherever Liz Gilbert goes, we'll follow.' - Oprah Magazine.
'For years, I have wanted to write a novel about women who have a lot of sex, and who like it, and whose lives aren't destroyed by it," says Eat Pray Love author Gilbert. This is that book, set across the glittering fabric of a lost New York.' - Red.
'Young women come of age in war time New York, in the new novel from the author of Eat, Pray, Love.' - The Guardian.
Elizabeth M. Gilbert is an American journalist and author. She is best known for her 2006 memoir, Eat Pray Love which has sold over 12 million copies and has been translated into over 30 languages. The book was also made into a film of the same name in 2010.
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